summer, Holt-Sunny Ridge will be hosting our first Journey of Hope
summer camp for domestic and international adoptees and their families.
three-day camp is designed around the Trust-Based Relational
Intervention (TBRI)® parenting curriculum for adoptees and their
families. Even years after their adoption, some children may struggle
with behavior regulation, attachment and social skills. This camp will
equip families with tools and strategies they can use to help their
child learn self-regulation skills and deepen family attachment. Parents
will also receive specialized TBRI training.
Other activities include
fun sensory games, art and equine therapy.
When: Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Where: The Ranch of Hope Reins Equine Camp in Hampshire, IL Cost: $350 per family or $450 for a family with more than one child
Requirements to Attend:
Attending families must have both parents attend all 3 days
families who want to register siblings, both children must meet the
requirements. If one does not, then childcare arrangements will need to
be made for the sibling that is not eligible.
Child(ren) must have been home for at least 1 year, and be between 7 to 11 years old.
Thursday, March 16th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Basics of Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Proceedings in the Juvenile Justice SystemKathy Gordon, J.D., Principal Assistant Public Defender of Lake County, will explain the major procedural aspects of child abuse, neglect and dependency hearings in the Juvenile Court System and address questions related to supporting the “best interests” of youth in care. Ms. Gordon began working as Guardian Ad Litem in Lake County via the Public Defender’s Guardian ad Litem Division in 2007 and has spent more than 18 years working for thousands of Illinois children in the juvenile abuse, neglect and dependent system. She became a certified mediator in 1996 and has volunteered for the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago for the last 20 years.
Thursday, April 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Working with Control Sensitive Youth - Reviewing with FocusDaniel Goldberg, Psy.D. and Andie Becker, M.A., Allendale Association Residential Therapists and Trainers, will present a focused review of how the attachment style of the children in our care relates to their behaviors, particularly around issues of control and decision-making. Gain understanding of the youth’s behaviors, what motivates the connection to peers and adults, and how to aid in changing behaviors.
Bradley Counseling Center, 420 Grand Ave, Lake Villa
This event is for older teens and adults (15 years old or older) who would like to discuss adoption-related topics in a safe and open environment. Parents can also attend a separate group simultaneously, led by a licensed therapist (no fee for parents, but please RSVP). Discussions will range in topics from:
launching out of their parents home,
and other adoption related issues.
Facilitated by Pam Shepard, LCSW and an adult-adoptee.
March 7, 2016
Tuesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Holt-Sunny Ridge Children's Services 270 Remington Blvd Suite D Bolingbrook, IL 60440
highly engaging workshop, taught by a certified Learning Behavioral Specialist,
will offer hands-on, practical information about sensory issues, how to
recognize them in your children, and what tools you can use to help them.
Learn how to make
your own Sensory Kit with items around your home.
tools and ideas that help!
Take part in an
exercise that will show you how it feels to have sensory overload.
Meet “Domino” the
Credits are available for this workshop
Prospective Safe Families are invited to attend a live, accelerated Comprehensive Training Session.
as an alternative to online training, this event is designed to equip
you to welcome a child into your home (Host Family) or support a host or
placing parent (Family Friend) and move you through the training
process efficiently. The live Comprehensive Training Session includes
everything you need to become a certified Safe Family Volunteer—all in
Start or submit your application
Get fingerprints taken for the background check
Complete your training hours
Meet like-minded families who will support you
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training will be in two parts. The first two hours will be for all
volunteers. The second two hours will be for Host Families. So,
anyone interested in being a Family Friend only needs to stay for the
first two hours. Host Families need to stay for the whole training.
A light breakfast and lunch is included. Reserve your spot today! We look forward to seeing you to equip and encourage you in your journey.
If you have further questions please contact Sarah Mohr, 773-653-2222, or email@example.com
Have you ever thought about
becoming a foster parent? Join us for an informational meeting where you can
come to find answers to your questions!
Many foster parents have said
that is was in prayer that they became inspired to open their home to a child
in need. Children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, or abandonment
need a safe place to heal, to learn, and to grow. Is God calling you?
Monday, February 20th,
Room B105 (enter by
67 E. Algonquin Road,
So. Barrington, IL
You will hear from Dr. Cheryl Stenzel, Director of Allendale’s Foster Care
Program, as well as Janice Greenwalt, a foster parent, and a C.A.S.A. (Court
Appointed Special Advocate).